2013 Dodge Dart ($15,995)
The 2013 Dart features Dodge’s Uconnect smartphone integration system, which allows you to make calls, listen to text messages and stream music from your Android or iOS device. Wi-Fi capabilities allow you to set up your own secure private network within the Dart, turning the car into a mobile hotspot with a 150-foot range.
Dodge also offers this sporty compact with a 7-inch reconfigurable digital instrument cluster. Options include navigation, standard speedometer, driving efficiency and vehicle status modes.
2013 Tesla Model S ($49,900)
Electric carmaker Tesla’s Model S is a four-wheeled technology showcase. Not only is the Model S a performance-focused electric car — with the ability to rocket from 0 to 60 in 5.6 seconds — it packs one of the slickest interiors in the biz. The Model S eschews traditional physical instrument clusters in favor of a completely digital layout. That starts with a massive 17-inch touchscreen display, which provides all manner of info, including navigation, media and climate controls. Want to surf the Web? The Model S is Wi-Fi-ready, so you can get online from the in-dash display as long as the car is in park.
2013 Honda Accord ($21,680)
For 2013, Honda's Accord gets a complete styling makeover. But the Accord’s biggest enhancements come in the form of its new Honda-Link infotainment system. With HondaLink, you can access your smartphone’s calling, texting and music playback features via Bluetooth or USB tethering. And with Harman’s Aha Internet radio integration, you cam also access Web-based radio, scour news stations, get Facebook updates, and search for places to eat using Yelp—all via Aha’s various audio stations.
2013 Lexus LS ($67,000)
The centerpiece of the 2013 Lexus LS’ technology package is its new 12.3-inch multi-display screen. From here users can view a large map for navigation while simultaneously selecting music, adjusting climate controls and making phone calls. All of these features can be accessed via steering wheel-mounted controls or through Lexus’ next-generation Remote Touch interface.
Check the box on your order form for Lexus Enform with App Suite and you’ll be able to connect your smartphone to your LS 460, as well as access such apps as Bing local search, Facebook Places, iHeartRadio, MovieTicketscom, OpenTable, Pandora and Yelp.